This morning I waited in anticipation of the sunrise.
Despite wishing I had chosen warmer clothes… I will not move. It’s too close.
The gradient emerging expanding lightening brightening just above the trees.
Thank you God for this gift.
For the deer last night. For an unblocked sunrise. For the sound of feisty squirrel fights and blue jays on the deck.
I often think of myself in relation to you. What you want me to do or say or be. How you want me to respond or not.
Too often I forget to just see you.
To sit and admire what you do. Day after day you make the sun rise whether I see it or not.
Regardless of <insert news story here> you create a new day. In all it’s complexity and beauty.
You create opportunity for all of us…
- to get to know you
- to read your words
- to care for who you placed around us
- to forgive
- to listen
- to be curious
- to reach out and help
- to be present
- to reduce the drama
- to be an answered prayer
- to give the benefit of the doubt
- to build each other up
- to drop our egos
- to drop our assumptions
To choose our response.
Help me choose better.
Help us choose better.
So we can make things better.
In between each sunrise.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.1 Thessalonians 5:11